Group wants to counter perceptions of the downtown.
Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - A volunteer group wants to clean up Brandon's downtown.
Michelle Bidiwski is part of a group organizing the City's First Annual Downtown Spring Clean Extravaganza.
She says the downtown is a vibrant neighborhood with great businesses and residents, and believes a spring cleaning would be just the medicine to boost civic pride, and help people rediscover the area.
Volunteers will gather Sunday May 5, starting at 11 a.m., at Princess Park. The City of Brandon is providing cleaning materials, and the Bear Clan Patrol will coordinate cleaning groups.
Once the cleaning is done, there are plans for a BBQ, buskers, a bouncy castle for the kids, among others.
Bidiwski says people just have to turn up to help.